The Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation serves the mission of Saint Peter Church by building opportunities for parishioners to grow in their life of prayer, service to the world as disciples, and sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
The person in this role is responsible for the organization and administration of Catholic faith-enhancing programs for all adult people in Saint Peter Parish, from the college-aged to senior citizens. Fulfillment of this role’s mission will be carried out with direct supervision from the pastor and in collaboration with the parish’s leadership staff. The ideal candidate will work with both existing adult faith programs and develop creative initiatives to support meaningful relationships with Jesus Christ for the individual and the community. This fulltime position in senior leadership with commensurate salary and benefits begins July 1, 2022.
The Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation must be living in full sacramental communion with the Catholic Church. The ideal candiate will posess advanced level degrees in Catholic theology or religious education and has demonstrated success in bringing results to evangelization initiatives. This person must be competent in applying age appropriate catechetical methods and basic program development as well as exhibit skills in interpersonal communication, collaborative ministry, social media and public speaking. Completion of the Prevent and Protect program and appropriate background checks are required. Other Qualifications include:
- Three years of ministry experience related to this role of evangelization and faith formation, preferably in a parish or similar Catholic institution
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- High degree of organizational skill
- Demonstrates creativity in developing events and opportunities for parishioners
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and public speaking with a wide varity of audiences
- Pastoral experience with people across the spectrum of theological perspectives
- Experience with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
- Experience or familiarity with the ACTS retreat program
- Flexibility to act in both supoortive and leadership roles
- Basic technological competence, e.g. Office Suite, email, Flocknotes, etc
- Experience with multi-media platforms
- Strong interpersonal skills and a spirit of joy and collaboration
This person will provide the following functions:
- Collaboratively develops and maintains a sequential catechetical process with appropriate materials for each stage of faith development, and for life-long learning
- Oversees the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and leads the team of catechists associated with this program
- Develops and maintain a calendar of parish activities or exercises that celebrate the Church’s seasonal observances
- Serves as the point of contact for the parish’s small faith communities and prayer groups, providing assistance with resources and meeting meets as requested
- Assists the ACTS core team in their planning and execution of retreats
- Works with Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education and Formation and represents the parish at meetings and conferences pertaining to adult faith and catechetical programming
- Cooperates with parish staff in all necessary communication of relevant programs and securing the use of the facilities
- Monitors and develop an annual budget in consultation with the parish Director of Finance and Operations
- Evaluates the prograns to determine strengths, areas of improvement, and future needs
- Perform any other pertinent duties as assigned by the pastor
The Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation is a full-time position. This person will be provided office space with private telephone line, computer, internet access, and use of gathering spaces for work-related events. This role will require flexibility of time as evening and weekend work-related activities will happen. These times include, but are not limited to, the Christmas season, Holy Week, and the Easter season.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to sucessfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects. The employee is occsionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
- Mobility requirements include walking the distance between buildings on campus, as well as climbing and descending several flights of steps.
- The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Send cover letter, resume, and professional references relevant to this role to [email protected]
Salary commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package through the Archdiocese of St. Louis.